SkillsFuture Study Award for Energy and Chemicals Sector
Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

Early career employee

Sector Overview

The Energy and Chemicals industry is a mainstay of Singapore’s economy. Even though Singapore does not produce oil, we have developed an extensive and integrated energy and chemicals value chain, spanning refining to olefins production and chemicals manufacturing, that is supported by research and development.


Today, Singapore has three refineries with a refining capacity of more than 1.3 million barrels a day and four crackers with an ethylene output capacity of four million tonnes per annum, placing Singapore among the world’s top five refinery export hubs and top ten global chemical hubs by chemicals export volume.


Looking ahead, Singapore will play an increasingly significant role as it sits in the heart of Asia, the world’s fastest and largest growing market for chemicals. The industry currently employs more than 28,000 workers, most of whom are Singaporeans. Through the Energy and Chemicals Industry Transformation Map (ITM), the industry is expected to achieve a manufacturing value added of S$12.7 billion and introduce 1,400 new jobs by 2025.


Hence, Singaporeans can look forward to interesting and fulfilling careers in the Energy and Chemicals industry. New opportunities will arise as the industry undergoes transformation and growth through the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies and diversification into higher value-added chemicals.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporeans with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience

  • Committed to deepening skills and contributing to the Energy and Chemicals industry

  • Currently enrolled in or granted admission into any of the qualifying courses

  • Required to complete chosen courses

  • Required to incur out-of-pocket training-related expenses associated with the course (i.e. must not be fully sponsored by company or other government agencies for all course fees and training-related expenses associated with the course)

  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award


Public officers are encouraged to apply for the relevant in-house schemes offered by their respective organisations. The Public Service is committed towards skills deepening and government agencies have a range of training and development schemes to support skills upgrading for public officers.

Supported Courses

Course Institution
Specialist Diploma in Analytical Science
 Ngee Ann Polytechnic1
 Specialist Diploma in Formulation Science & Technology  Singapore Polytechnic2
 Advanced Diploma in Chemical Engineering
 Diploma in Applied Science (Chemical Laboratory Technology)
 Diploma in Applied Science (Chemical Technology)  Temasek Polytechnic3

1For qualifying courses at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, only students from the Oct 2017, Apr 2018 and Oct 2018 intakes are eligible to apply.

2For qualifying courses at Singapore Polytechnic, only students from the Apr 2018 and Oct 2018 intakes are eligible to apply.

3For qualifying courses at Temasek Polytechnic, only students from the Apr 2018 and Oct 2018 intakes are eligible to apply.

Application Period and Evaluation Process

Application Period

Applications close on 31 Dec 2018

Evaluation Process

Evaluation of applications will take up to 8 weeks from the date of application. Kindly note that all applications are subject to EDB's assessment and only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Mr Winston Lim
Phone: 6460 6265


Singapore Polytechnic

Mrs Chang-Tan Pek Kin
Phone: 6772 1890


Temasek Polytechnic

Ms Chelsia Lim
Phone: 6788 1212




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